Written by Linda Lauretta – Woodstock, NY
On June 21, The Mid-Hudson United Religions Initiative held a Multi-faith Circle of Prayer,Ceremony & Song to commemorate World Peace & Prayer Day. Representatives of many faith traditions participated including Bardor Tulku Rinpoche, Shubhraji, Imam Salahuddin Mohammed, Rabbi Jonathan Kligler, Pandit Krishna Varanasi, Dennis Yerry-Iriquois composer, Reverend Gigi Conner and several others. The event was dedicated to honoring Mother Earth and highlighted a water blessing in light of the devastation taking place in the Gulf of Mexico.
An overflow crowd filled the garden setting in Woodstock, NY where all enjoyed sacred music, Vedic chanting and havan, poetry of Satish Kumar, Hebrew and Christian hymns and Native American rituals.
This is the tenth annual World Peace & Prayer Day, celebrated on the Summer Solstice.
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